Quick Course List

Blocks ::: block_quickcourselist
Maintained by Mark Johnson
This block allows quick searching of Moodle courses, and displays a link to the course page.
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295 sites
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Current versions available: 3

Like the Quick Find List, this block displays a search box on the page, but instead of searching through users, searches through Courses.  Courses that match the search string either by shortname or fullname will be displayed, with a link through to the course page.

If Javascript is available, the block will "Find as you type", otherwise a button will be displayed to submit the search.

Will there be a version of this block for Moodle version x.x?

If you'd like to use this block on a later version than the latest release says is supported, try it and see if it works.  There's usually no changes that would affect this block, so it's better to try it and let me know if there's a problem than to ask me if/when there will be an update.  I will do my best to test on new versions and update this page accordingly.

Please dont report bugs here

If you experience an error with the block, or would like to request a feature, please use the "Bug Tracker" link below.


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  • Sun, Aug 11, 2013, 11:17 PM
    Thanks Mark, I got it.
  • Tue, Jan 7, 2014, 9:41 AM
    Hi Mark
    Very much like your plugin. Just wondering if you have any plans to upgrade it for Moodle 2.6.
  • Wed, Jan 15, 2014, 2:12 AM
    Hi Nicholas, I'm not currently working with Moodle as part of my day job, but I'll try and keep it up to date as best I can. Do you have any details about the changes in 2.6 that make it incompatible?
  • Sun, Feb 9, 2014, 11:30 PM
    Well Done Mark! Nice, Simple and Does Work Well.

    Although have had difficulty to show it to Roles other than Admin/Teacher, but did manage to get it worked reading Thomas's issue, Can this block be made visible to anyone (Like Most Other Blocks) so users don't have to take the step of going into Permissions and over-ride them?
  • Mon, Jun 30, 2014, 5:24 PM
    This is an amazing plugin and we would love to use it on our Moodle 2.7 site. Is there any chance that the warnings that appear when used on Moodle 2.7 could be fixed?
  • Mon, Jun 30, 2014, 6:54 PM
    Hi Mikhail,
    Please post details of the error messages you see to the Bug Tracker (link is near the top of the page). I'm afraid I'm not actively developing this plugin at the moment, but I might be able to fix the problem if its small (or someone else might do it for you!).
  • Tue, Jan 13, 2015, 11:05 PM
    Is there any word if a 2.8 capatabile version is in the works?
  • Fri, Jan 16, 2015, 5:56 AM
    We are also keen to have a 2.8 compatible version so like James we would like to know if there is one planned.
  • Tue, Feb 17, 2015, 3:24 AM
    We would like to have 2.8 compatible version too! Please....
  • Tue, Dec 22, 2015, 2:17 AM
    hi, would there be a 2.9 compatible version? Is there a plan to have one? Thanks..
  • Wed, Dec 23, 2015, 9:14 PM
    Hello Mark, I am using Moodle 2.9 and I read you gave the Quickcourselist a setting to give it the option to show full course name of short course name, though I cannot find the setting. Can you please assist me? Gemma
  • Thu, Apr 28, 2016, 4:34 PM
    Love this plugin, but still like to see some improvement.
    I have a number of courses in a hidden category that are only offered to a limited group of users (enrolled by cohort sync). Other users do not see these courses and cannot access these via the catalog either.
    When I use this block on the front page, however, and do a search all courses (incl. those in hidden folders) are displayed, despite the enrolment methods.
    I was wondering if it is possible to only show search results of courses that you are enrolled in or have the possibility to enroll yourself.
  • Thu, Oct 27, 2016, 11:45 PM
    Hi Mark, this plugin is great. My LMS is in English and French, so we use multilanguage tags in our course titles. For example, Intro to Stats would be {mlang en}Intro to stats{mlang}{mlang fr}Intro aux statistiques{mlang}. The plugin doesn't apply any text filtering right now, so in the search results instead of just seeing the results in your language, it repeats the entire marked up output, so {mlang en}Intro to stats{mlang}{mlang fr}Intro aux statistiques{mlang}. Would you be willing to update the plugin to apply text filters?
  • Ricardo Caiado
    Wed, Dec 7, 2016, 8:28 PM
    Any upgrade to Moodle 3.2?
  • Wed, Aug 19, 2020, 7:50 PM
    Hi Mark,
    Do you plan to upgrade this very useful block for Moodle 3.9?
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